On Friday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Compton Varrio 155 gang members Jeffrey Aguilar, 19, and Efren Marquez, 21, as well as a juvenile. All three have reportedly been engaged in a campaign of violence and intimidation against a black family who moved into Compton last month.
All three are facing hate crimes charges.
Marquez allegedly held the victim at gunpoint while Aguilar beat the man with a metal pipe, according to detectives.
The suspects, along with dozens of others returned on a daily basis to intimidate the family.
The case is still under investigation and more arrests are expected.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
“When a friend came to visit, four men in a black SUV pulled up and called him a “nigger,” saying black people were barred from the neighborhood, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. They jumped out, drew a gun on him and beat him with metal pipes.
It was just the beginning of what detectives said was a campaign by a Latino street gang to force an African American family to leave.
Read more: examiner.com